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News from the City of Sausalito
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Stories for the Week of September 29, 2017

City Council Continues Review of Ferry Landing Plans

Ferry landing meeting
The meeting of the Sausalito City Council on Tuesday, September 26
The Sausalito City Council met at IDESST Hall on Tuesday, September 26, to continue its consideration of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District's revised plans to remove the existing Sausalito ferry landing and build a new ferry landing. The staff report from the meeting is available on the City website, as is a complete video recording.

At the September 26 meeting, the City Council received presentations from City staff and District staff on responses to questions and issues raised at the September 12 meeting. The Council also heard public comment from twenty-four individuals. The District briefly responded to some of the questions and issues raised during public comment. The District will prepare more detailed responses to questions and issues from the meeting and include them as part of the written staff report for the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 10.

At the meeting on October 10, the Council is expected to make a determination on whether or not to consent to the project in accordance with the Bridge District's lease agreement with the City. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. A staff report for the October 10 meeting will be available by October 5 on the City Council meetings and agendas page.

Questions about the ferry landing project may be directed to Lilly Whalen, Assistant City Manager and Sausalito City Clerk, at lwhalen@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4134.
 
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE SEPTEMBER 26 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
VIEW DOCUMENTS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 26 MEETING
VIEW THE BRIDGE DISTRICT'S REVISED PHOTO RENDERINGS

Voter Registration and Vote-By-Mail Deadlines for Council Election

Council Chambers
The Council Chambers in Sausalito City Hall
The last day to register to vote in Sausalito's November 7 special municipal election is Monday, October 23. If you are not currently registered to vote, you can register online via the California Online Voter Registration website. Residents who have moved or changed their name must re-register to be eligible to vote. Postage-paid, pre-addressed registration forms may be obtained from any post office, city/town hall, public library, or fire station in Marin County. You may also register to vote in person at the Marin County Registrar of Voters' Office (3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 121) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To check your voting status, visit the Voter Information Portal on the Marin County Elections website.
 
To request a vote-by-mail ballot, visit the county's Voting by Mail webpage or call (415) 473-6456. Applications for a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the County of Marin Elections Department by Tuesday, October 31, in order for them to mail your ballot in time. After this date, voters wishing to vote by mail must get a ballot in person at the Elections Department. Completed vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received within three days after the Election in order to be counted. You can also drop off vote-by-mail ballots at the Elections Department or, on Election Day, at any polling place in Marin County from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The City of Sausalito encourages Sausalito residents to vote in the November 7 special municipal election. Sausalito voters will be choosing a City Councilmember to fill the open seat on the City Council that was created when Herb Weiner resigned in April 2017. The term of the open seat expires in November 2018.
 
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Record Attendance at Chili Cook Off

Chili Cook Off
Attendees at the 39th Annual Sausalito Chili Cook Off
The 39th Annual Chili Cook Off in Dunphy Park featured seventeen chili chefs, live bluegrass music, and beautiful fall weather. A record 960 wristbands were sold. With a wristband, you got unlimited tastings at chili booths, plus six wooden tokens for voting in the People's Choice category. Winners in the Best Booth and Judges' Choice categories were selected by a panel of judges that included Vice Mayor Joan Cox, State Senator Mike McGuire, Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears, and Sausalito resident Kate Gothreau.

Here are this year's winning chefs:
  • Best Booth
    • 1st Place: OMG!
    • 2nd Place: Buck Boys Boat Chili
    • 3rd Place: Chili Dogs
       
  • Judges' Choice
    • 1st Place: St. Hilary School
    • 2nd Place: Fire in the Soul
    • 3rd Place: Hottie and Nauti
    • 4th Place: Buck Boys Boat Chili
    • 5th Place: Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
    • 6th Place: The Usual Suspects 
       
  • People's Choice
    • 1st Place: Buck Boys Boat Chili
    • 2nd Place: Susan for Sausalito
    • 3rd Place: Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
    • 4th Place: The Usual Suspects
    • 5th Place: Winston Churchilli
    • 6th Place: Big Dog Chili
The Chili Cook Off will return in the fall of 2018 for its fortieth year. We'll be looking for another lineup of intrepid and creative chili chefs, so start working on your chili recipes!
 
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Coffee with a Cop in Sausalito on October 4

Coffee with a Cop
Lt. Bill Fraass at Coffee with a Cop Day in 2016
National Coffee with a Cop Day is a special day dedicated to building communication between law enforcement agencies and the public. Coffee with a Cop began as part of National Community Policing Week in 2016 and now continues each year on the first Wednesday in October.

For this year's Coffee with a Cop Day, please join officers of the Sausalito Police Department on Wednesday, October 4 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Firehouse Coffee, 317 Johnson Street. There are no formalities, just good coffee and conversation. 
 
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Fleet Week Flights Begin October 5

Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline
Sausalito residents planning a quick trip over the bridge or a quiet weekend nap may want to factor in the 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week, with survey flights by the Blue Angels beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5. 

The annual Fleet Week parade of ships will take place on Friday, October 6, with the first ship passing under the Golden Gate Bridge at 11:00 a.m. The air show over the Bay will be held from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 
 
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Find Bargains at the City Wide Yard Sale on October 7

Yard Sale
A scene from the spring 2017 City Wide Yard Sale
The City of Sausalito's semiannual City Wide Yard Sale is a great place to find treasures at affordable prices. The fall yard sale returns to the MLK parking lot and basketball courts on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The MLK parking lot and basketball courts are located at 610 Coloma Street. Any questions about the City Wide Yard Sale may be directed to Recreation Supervisor Julie Myers at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov
 
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Recap of the September 26 City Council Meeting

There was a regular meeting of the Sausalito City Council on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The following, in red italics, is a brief summary of actions taken at the meeting (for a full report, watch the video recording of Tuesday's meeting):

Item 1: Public Hearing on the Revised Ferry Landing Project Plans for the Ferry Landing Project.

Documents prepared for the meeting: Attachment 10: Late mail from the 9/12 meeting Attachment 11: District response to email questions Attachment 12: Correspondence received from 9/13 – 9/21 Late correspondence received between 9/22 and 9/26 was distributed to the Council and may be found on the meeting agenda.

The Council accepted presentations from City and District staff, received public comment, gave staff direction and continued the meeting to October 10, 2017

Did you know you can watch City Council meetings live via webcast? You can also watch video recordings of past Council meetings on the City website. View the minimum streaming requirements here.

Council meetings are also broadcast live on television via Comcast Cable Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99. If you miss the live broadcast, check out the rebroadcast schedule here.

The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on October 10, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
 
VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDAS AND VIDEO ARCHIVES

Updates from Boards and Commissions

Each week, on a rotating schedule, this section will provide highlights of the recent activities of one or more of the boards, commissions, and special committees representing the City of Sausalito. More information about City of Sausalito boards and commissions and City Council special committees may be found on the City of Sausalito website.
Planning Commission. The following actions were taken at the Planning Commission meeting on September 20, 2017:
  • Approved a project to renovate and add 946 square feet to an existing 3,071 square-foot residence at 130 Currey Avenue
  • Approved a project to make improvements to Southview Park that include a new playground, installing new and repairing existing retaining walls, resurfacing the tennis court, removing trees and installing new landscaping, and upgrading various site amenities
  • Continued a sign permit request to the October 4 meeting to allow for two wall and two window business identification signs at the Firehouse Coffees & Teas shop at 317 Johnson Street
  • Approved a project to make exterior modifications including painting, landscaping, signs, sidewalk paving, and updating fixtures at the Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa at 801 Bridgeway
  • Approved a project to demolish an existing residence and construct a new 1,912 square-foot residence and 500 square-foot garage at 211 West Street
The next Planning Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The following items are scheduled:
  • A sign permit request to allow for two wall and two window business identification signs at the Firehouse Coffees & Teas shop at 317 Johnson Street
  • A design review permit request to construct a 250 square-foot, second-level addition and other interior/exterior improvements to an existing single-family residence at 121 Third Street
All Planning Commission meetings are live streamed and video recorded. If you have any questions about the Planning Commission or an item under consideration, please contact the Community Development Department (CDD) at (415) 289-4128. The CDD public counter in City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
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Business Advisory Committee. The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) met on September 21 in a joint meeting with the Hospitality and Business Development Committee and other key business stakeholders as part of the General Plan Update process. At the meeting, the M-Group, the City's General Plan Update consultant, presented a report on economic conditions and market demographics in Sausalito and asked for input from the assembled committee members. Additional meetings will be held to develop and refine the economic development components of the General Plan.

Interested residents and business and property owners are invited to attend meetings of the Business Advisory Committee. The next BAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Future topics include short-term rentals, assessing congestion issues downtown, and revamping the Business Start-Up Guide

The Business Advisory Committee is charged with periodically evaluating the economy of the City of Sausalito and identifying actions to promote the economic health of the business community. There is currently one vacancy on the BAC; anyone interested in influencing the direction of business and economic development in the City of Sausalito is encouraged to apply. An online application for committee membership is available on the City website.
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News from City Departments

Public Works. Located at the foot of Turney Street, the Turney Street Boat Ramp and "dinghy dock" are the City of Sausalito's only public facilities for docking and launching watercraft. On September 27, the City began a two-phase project to make the gangway and dock more accessible in all tide conditions. The project will bring the facilities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Building Code.

The City has installed a temporary tie-line to the pilings on the north side of the boat launch ramp to accommodate dinghies and other vessels for short-term access to shore during periods of time when the float and gangway are not accessible due to construction.

The first phase of the project runs from Wednesday, September 27, through Tuesday, October 3. During this phase of construction, the dinghy dock, gangway, and pedestrian and boat ramps will be closed 24-hours a day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on September 27 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on October 3. Temporary access to the dinghy dock will be restored at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3.

The second phase of the project runs from Monday, October 9, through Wednesday, October 11. The work includes relocating the dinghy dock approximately thirty feet seaward and installing a new gangway. During this phase, the dinghy dock, gangway, and pedestrian and boat ramps will be closed 24-hours a day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on October 9 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on October 11. All boats, bikes, and other equipment must be removed before 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October 9.

Any questions about the project may be directed to Project Manager Jill Barnes of the Department of Public Works at jbarnes@sausalito.gov or (415) 905-0680.
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Community Development. Earlier this year, the City officially kicked off an update of the 1995 General Plan. The General Plan is the blueprint for the community's vision of how Sausalito will look and function in the future, and it sets forth the framework of objectives and policies that guide decisions on a wide range of important community issues.

We will be holding three targeted stakeholder meetings at the beginning of October and are inviting community members with expertise in these topic areas to participate. The meeting topics and dates are:
  • Land Use Planning in the Marinship: Tuesday, October 3 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Bay Model Multipurpose Room
  • Residential Character and Development: Thursday, October 5 from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room at City Hall
  • Sausalito's Business/Commercial Districts: Thursday, October 5 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room at City Hall
While we are inviting specific stakeholders to these meetings and will be having a focused discussion, members of the public are welcome to attend and provide comments on the items discussed.

We are also planning two walking tours, one around the Marinship and one along Sausalito's waterfront. The Marinship walking tour will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and will begin at Liberty Ship Beach, 99 Liberty Ship Way. The waterfront walking tour will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and will begin at Yee Tock Chee Park, 639 Bridgeway. No RSVP is necessary.

Lastly, we hope that everyone interested in the General Plan Update will attend our community-wide meeting on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Bay Model. We will be presenting feedback that we've received to date, as well as soliciting community input on key issues that have emerged during the fact-finding we've done over the last several months.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
Library. The Sausalito Public Library is now accepting applications from local artists interested in displaying their work inside the Library in 2018. Exhibits typically last for six weeks and feature the work of a single artist or a group of artists. To be eligible, artists must live in Sausalito, work in Sausalito, or rent/own studio space in Sausalito.
 
If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork at the Library, please review the Library's Art Exhibition Policy and fill out an Art Exhibit Application (an MS Word version is also available). The Library's Art Committee will review applications in November. Questions may be directed to City Librarian Abbot Chambers at achambers@sausalito.gov.
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Things Happening in Our Community

Half-Price Book Sale. The Friends of the Sausalito Library Bookstore will be holding a half-price sale on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will find a huge selection of fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, biographies, art books, and children's books, as well as DVDs, books on CD, and more. Everything in the store is half off the already very low prices! The Friends of the Sausalito Library Bookstore is located on the top floor of Sausalito City Hall.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE
32nd Annual Sausalito Floating Homes Tour. Marin County's floating homes have captured the imagination of locals and tourists for decades. The 2017 Floating Homes Tour takes place on Saturday, September 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fifteen unique floating homes chosen for the tour exemplify this year's theme, "Homefront on the Waterfront" and commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Marinship, the World War II shipyard which helped to foster today's waterfront community. Other attractions will include 40's cars, music, and swing dancers. Visitors and volunteers are encouraged to come in 40's dress. The tour is sponsored by the Floating Homes Association (FHA), a non-profit volunteer organization, with proceeds benefiting Sausalito Village and Friends of the Marin City Library. Admission at the gate the day of the tour will be $55.  
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Marinship 75 Dinner Dance. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the launching of the William A. Richardson, the first ship to leave Sausalito's Marinship shipyards during World War II, with a special dinner dance on Saturday, September 30. The event will be held at the Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center (IDESST) at 511 Caledonia Street. The evening will feature live music from the eight-piece Swing Fever Band and a 1940's Dance Contest. If you come dressed in the style of the 40's, you will be entered in the WWII-era costume contest. General admission tickets are $25. A pasta dinner with salad will be served WWII canteen style in the dining room starting at 6:00 p.m. Reserved tables ($560) in the dance hall will be served family style. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be a no-host bar. Additional information is available at the Sausalito Historical Society website.
PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE MARINSHIP 75 DINNER DANCE
Met Opera Preview. Join Tom Wilhite on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini. Tom will present background information about the composer and the opera and a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. This is the fifth year of Metropolitan Opera previews sponsored by the Sausalito Library.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
National Coffee with a Cop Day. Join officers of the Sausalito Police Department for a special day dedicated to building communication between law enforcement agencies and the public. Coffee with a Cop began as part of National Community Policing Week in 2016 and now continues each year on the first Wednesday in October. This year's event will be held on Wednesday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Firehouse Coffee, 317 Johnson Street. Have a cup of joe with the everyday officers who patrol the streets of Sausalito. The event allows officers and citizens to get to know each other on a personal level. There is no agenda to follow and there are no formalities, just good coffee and conversation. 
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The Architectural Phenomena of Julia Morgan. Come see and hear about a historical landmark in your community, the clubhouse of the Sausalito Woman's Club. Stanford Hughes, founding principal of the internationally recognized firm of Brayton Hughes Design, will make a presentation on the architectural phenomena of Julia Morgan at the Sausalito Woman's Club on Wednesday, October 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The clubhouse, which is located at 120 Central Avenue, will be 100 years old in 2018. The event is free, and there will be docent tours available after the presentation. Limited street parking is available, so carpooling is encouraged.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB
Hints of Grace: The Rebirth of Freda In 1996, the 32-foot-long wooden sloop Freda turned one hundred and eleven years old. Her worn, distorted hull was so rotted that she needed more than just a restoration to be safely returned to active sailing. "Hints of Grace" is the technical and aesthetic account of the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding's decade-long project of rebuilding Freda from the keel up. On Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library, the school's director, Bob Darr, will explore the great and small labors of Freda's rebirth, from shaping timbers to hand-planing, sanding, and painting. Bob came of age in the mid-1960s on his father's schooners, where he was captivated by the beauty of Grace, a San Francisco pilot schooner named after the daughter of sugar-magnate Adolph Spreckels. Sailing the South Seas on traditional gaff-rigged schooners inspired Bob to spend his adult life designing and building traditional wooden boats.
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Fall City Wide Yard Sale. The City Wide Yard Sale is free to the public and – with over 90 seller booths – a great event for bargain hunters and window shoppers alike. The fall sale will be held at the MLK parking lot and basketball courts on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents of Sausalito and surrounding towns use this semiannual event as an opportunity to clear out their garages and offer treasures at bargain prices.
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Procession of Bagpipers. The Sausalito Presbyterian Church will celebrate the Presbyterian Church's Scottish heritage and culture with a procession of bagpipers on Sunday, October 8. The piper-led procession will start from the elephant statues at Vina del Mar Plaza on Bridgeway at approximately 9:30 a.m. and proceed to the Sausalito Presbyterian Church at 112 Bulkley Avenue for a 10:00 a.m. service. Wearing of kilts and plaids is encouraged.
SEE A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF VINA DEL MAR PLAZA
Sausalito Writers' Circle. Looking for a supportive group to share your writing with? Ready to tackle that story, novel or poem? Interested in providing feedback to others? Whether you're an aspiring writer, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, come join us on Sunday, October 8 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. The group typically meets twice a month, on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Your host at this Sausalito Library program is recently relocated Sausalito resident, published author, and experienced workshop facilitator, Cindy Knoebel. If interested in attending, please join our Meetup group and RSVP. The Writers' Circle will also meet on October 22.
JOIN THE MEETUP GROUP AND RSVP FOR THE SAUSALITO WRITERS' CIRCLE
Ship Traffic on the Bay. Have you ever wondered about the different types of commercial ships that ply the waters of the San Francisco Bay? On Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall, Captain Craig Thomas will be our field guide to the freighters, tankers, tugs, car carriers, and container ships that pass through Sausalito's "backyard." We'll also follow a typical voyage of a tanker and container ship into and out of the Bay. Before coming ashore to work for Hess Oil, Mobil, and Bunkers Gibraltar Ltd., Captain Thomas worked at sea in positions that ranged from Third Officer to Master. Today, he is the president and founder of Sausalito-based Agile Marine. This program is presented as part of the Sausalito Village speaker series.
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Met Opera Preview. Join Tom Wilhite on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, including background information about the composer and the opera and a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. This is the fifth year of Metropolitan Opera previews sponsored by the Sausalito Library.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
City Council Candidates Night. The Sausalito Woman's Club Civics Committee, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, will be hosting City Council Candidates Night – an opportunity for the community to hear from the three candidates who are competing for one interim seat on the Sausalito City Council in the November 2017 election. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spinnaker Restaurant. Learn about the issues and what each candidate sees for the future of Sausalito. As part of the program, questions for the candidates may be submitted by the audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. This event always fills up fast, so arrive early to secure a seat. Free valet parking is available.
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Honeybees. Sausalito resident and biologist Jennifer Berry returns to the Sausalito Library on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. to tell us about honeybees. What began as a fascination with insects has slowly grown into a sideline business of raising and selling hives for Jennifer, and she'll be sharing stories of how the bees are doing in southern Marin and what it's like to tend them. Her tales will include how bees build comb in the wild, how they make honey, and how they communicate with one another, plus she will show off some of her strange and fascinating art projects where she enlists bees as collaborators. Over 100 people attended Jennifer's program, "The Coyotes of Sausalito," last spring.
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Free E-Waste Recycling Event. Bring your discarded electronic items to the second annual Floating Homes Association e-waste collection and recycling event from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14. The event will take place in the Waldo Point parking lot at the intersection of Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road, conveniently located for drop off by foot, shopping cart, or car. Not sure what to bring? Electronic items such as small appliances, phones, computers, printers, and TVs of any size and shape, along with cords and cables, are all accepted free of charge. Please NO batteries, light bulbs, fridges, or hazardous waste. Special thanks to the Conservation Corps North Bay for doing the heavy lifting!
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Concert for Kids & Tot Art in the Park. Presented by Sausalito Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the Sausalito Lions Club, the next monthly "Concert for Kids & Tot Art in the Park" event will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Robin Sweeny Park. The musical performer is Kenny Blacklock, who plays bluegrass and American folk songs for children. Bring a blanket to sit on the lawn. Music starts at 10:30 a.m. We will provide tables, chairs, and art supplies for the children's art project starting at 11:15 a.m.
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Sausalito Wine Experience. Sausalito Sister Cities, in conjunction with Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa and Poggio Trattoria, is staging the first annual Sausalito Wine Experience on Sunday, October 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the elegant Alexandrite Suite in The Mansion at the Casa Madrona. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Sausalito Sister City organization and its programs with Cascais (Portugal), Vina del Mar (Chile), and Sakaide (Japan). A premier wine tasting event with honorary chairs Bill and Will Harlan of Harlan Estates and Promontory Winery, the afternoon will feature prominent and iconic wineries as well as food from Copita, Poggio, Seafood Peddler, Sushi Ran, and the Trident. For tickets and more information about the event, visit www.sausalitowineexperience.org.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WINE EXPERIENCE
Art Reception in City Hall. The Sausalito Foundation is proud to announce the addition of a major work of art to the Foundation art collection that hangs in Sausalito City Hall. Bruce Forrester's photograph, The San Rafael, will be the collection's newest addition. Join us on Sunday, October 15 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Litho Street lobby of Sausalito City Hall. Refreshments will be served, and copies of Bruce's new book will be available for purchase.
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Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, October 17 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall. We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Sausalito Library provides all coloring supplies and bookmarks and buttons made from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.
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Around the World in a Small Boat. Two time near global circumnavigator Bob Lorenzi writes, "Blue water cruisers tend to forget the worst moments and experiences as they move on: the sleepless nights, the meal that ends up on the sole, the corrupt customs officials. We remember the best crossings, the pod of killer whales, the sea bird sleeping overnight on the boom, the hustle and bustle of the open markets, the sights, smells and sounds." Please join us on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room to hear Bob share his experiences and short video takes of his most recent near global circumnavigation, the second of two lasting 4.5 years each (2000 - 2005 and 2009 - 2014). Bob's boat is Armido, a Nor'Sea 27' sloop built by Heritage Marine in 1977 at Dana Point, California. Armido is presently tethered to a port mooring in Richardson Bay.
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Klimt and Rodin: An Artistic Encounter. Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Victoria Kirby on Thursday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers for a discussion of the masterpieces of Gustav Klimt and the Legion of Honor's Rodin collection. The first Klimt exhibition of this size to be presented on the West Coast, this is an extraordinary opportunity for Bay Area audiences to view the work of this great Austrian master of Modernism. The exhibition features works from the artist's estate in Vienna and the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, the largest collection of Klimt paintings in the world. The Legion of Honor exhibit will be on view from October 14 to January 28. This program is presented by the Sausalito Library, with generous funding from the Friends of the Library.
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Outdoor Movie Night. Get on board Sausalito's second Outdoor Movie Night with a free showing of Jaws (1975, 124 minutes) on Friday, October 20. The show will start at sundown (i.e. sometime between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.) at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito. Bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on. Popcorn will be available for purchase. Any questions about Outdoor Movie Night may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
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Right on the Edge. Shawnecee Schneider will make a presentation about her recent six-week voyage in search of the North Pacific Right Whale aboard the Deep Green Wilderness vessel Orion. The program will take place on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Spaulding Marine Center, 600 Gate 5 Road in Sausalito. Shawnecee will also screen her last film project with Deep Green Wilderness, The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish, a film that investigates the historical, political and ecological factors that went into the recognition of our newest inland sea.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPAULDING MARINE CENTER
Hillside Gardening. Join us on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers to learn all about hillside gardening. This program presented by Marin Master Gardener Mary Warner will focus on site analysis and selecting plants that can be most successful growing on a hillside. You'll also get recommendations for dealing with microclimates, open slopes, soil types, and predators. Mary Warner has lived in Corte Madera's Chapman Park since 1993. Until she retired and started her own hillside garden, the precipitous slope around her home was pretty much left to the deer and the elements. Mary has been a UC Marin Master Gardener since 2010. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library.
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Halloween Sausalito. Once again, ghouls, goblins, and gremlins of all ages will take over Caledonia Street, Robin Sweeny Park, and the City Hall Game Room for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31. Sausalito's Parks and Recreation Department is proud to sponsor Halloween Sausalito for another year. With the Firefighters BBQ, Spooky Parade, Trick or Treat Lane, Dog Costume Contest, and Haunted House, there is something for everyone. Here's a quick look at the schedule:
  • Child-friendly Haunted House: 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in City Hall
  • Firefighters BBQ: 4:30 p.m. at the Johnson Street Fire Station
  • Line up for the Spooky Parade: 5:45 p.m. at the corner of Johnson Street and Caledonia Street.
  • Spooky Parade down Caledonia Street: 6:00 p.m.
  • Dog Costume Contest: 6:30 p.m. in Robin Sweeny Park
  • Haunted House: 6:15 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in City Hall (suggested donation is $5 per person or $20 per family)
  • Trick or treating: begins after the parade and continues until 8:00 p.m. at the Robin Sweeny Park Basketball Courts
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